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    Which Tripod for beginner

    Looking to buy a Tripod and budget is around £50 mark.

    Not sure if I should buy Velbon / Mantona / Hama I need a sturdy one and medium to light weight with a level indicator. Any recommendations from users used these and exact model number.

    Thanks

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    7dayshop have a range of cheap tripods. I've purchased from them before.

    This one seems to get very good reviews and is very practical.

    7dayshop.com/cam…ase

    Not sure if it has a level but to be honest I have never used a level, I would prefer to just use grids on my camera display. You can buy replacement mounting plates in case you use more than one camera.

    I got a Velbon D700, I managed to snag one off eBay the other year. Paid about £20 in total, and it was an amazing piece of kit. I don't use it as much though.

    Liquid motion head, quick release, level etc on it. Not the lightest of tripods, but for the kit it was well worth the cost I paid, since they did retail for £120+ new.

    ebay.co.uk/itm…3de

    what are you trying to hold up? they have weight limits. any old make will do for a compact but for a full frame with bulky zoom lens you're risking you're gear by skimping on tripods
    for expensive gear i'd only go for trusted makes
    i started off with hama....slowly moving to manfrotto as and when my budget allows, although rarely do tripod work so not a priority for me

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    DennisG

    what are you trying to hold up? they have weight limits. any old make … what are you trying to hold up? they have weight limits. any old make will do for a compact but for a full frame with bulky zoom lens you're risking you're gear by skimping on tripods for expensive gear i'd only go for trusted makesi started off with hama....slowly moving to manfrotto as and when my budget allows, although rarely do tripod work so not a priority for me



    Well I'm more concerned on the gear and hence trying to find the best. Mine as off now is a D3200 with a 18-300mm lens. Might upgrade to a different body later sometime.

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    kos1c

    I got a Velbon D700, I managed to snag one off eBay the other year. Paid … I got a Velbon D700, I managed to snag one off eBay the other year. Paid about £20 in total, and it was an amazing piece of kit. I don't use it as much though. Liquid motion head, quick release, level etc on it. Not the lightest of tripods, but for the kit it was well worth the cost I paid, since they did retail for £120+ new. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Velbon-D-700-professional-tripod-with-mini-pro-fluid-pan-head-/161553564638?pt=UK_Tripods_Monopods&hash=item259d57c3de



    Thanks for the link and recommendation

    quite a heavy combo so I'd def be more comfortable with a manfotto over say a hama
    my hama was used for kit lens and crop sensor compact(ish) SLR for which it was fine. current set up is considerably heavier and I wouldn't really trust it to that same tripod

    If you can, i would advise you to wait until you can spend a bit more and go for something from Manfrotto

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    Dyslexic_Dog

    If you can, i would advise you to wait until you can spend a bit more and … If you can, i would advise you to wait until you can spend a bit more and go for something from Manfrotto



    Any particular Manfrotto series or a specific one as I see they are between £49 to £179 in Amazon.

    Try your local car boot. In the past have picked up reasonable quality ones for a £5.
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